Welcome to Ojai Valley CERT




This blog provides information to those interested in CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) activities in The Ojai Valley, CA. CERT works in partnership with OVARC (Ojai Valley Amateur Radio Club) which provides Ham Radio Communications - http://www.ovarc.org/.

http://www.citizencorps.gov/cert is a good place to begin learning about CERT. The fact is, immediately after a major disaster, each of us will be on our own while Emergency Services Personnel (Fire, Hospital, Police, Hospitals, etc) figure out what happened and how to respond. CERT teaches valuable self-preservation skills and empowers each of us to be of service to ourselves, family, neighborhood and community. By integrating CERT with Ham Radio, citizens can effectively communicate actionable information from the field to the Emergency Operations Center -- help will be on the way sooner.

Please check out the CERT Calendar & Map at the bottom of this web-page and sign our Guestbook (top right of page).

Ojai Valley (CERT, Ham Radio, Red Cross)

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Volunteers needed for automobile extrication drill

The Ventura County Fire Department is looking for volunteers on Tuesday, May 13th to simulate being patients/victims for an upcoming automobile extrication exercise - removing victims from vehicles, described as heavy rescue scenario.

Tuesday, May 13th make-up starts at 8:30 a.m. Drill starts at 10:30 a.m.- 12 noon (end time is estimated).

This is a practical learning exercise for Academy students. Volunteers will be made up with "injuries."

The drill will be held in the Ventura County Fire Department Training area at the Camarillo Airport, near the Emergency Services/Training building.

There is a 2-hour window to get injury make-up on everyone. Not everyone needs to come at the beginning of makeup. We are hoping for a big group, so I suggest not coming at the end of the makeup time or there may not be time to apply it.

What to wear? Something casual that you don't mind getting messy!

If interested, please email: joncee.kohls@ventura.org, or call (805) 389-9745. If you need directions to the area, volunteers can let me know and I will email a map.

Thanks! Joncee

Joncee Law Kohls
Volunteer Coordinator
Phone (805) 389-9745
Fax: (805) 383-4766
email: joncee.kohls@ventura.org
Ventura County Fire Department
Office of Community Education
165 Durley Ave.Camarillo CA 93010